New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Publishing announced today the signing of cutting edge UK producer and songwriter Zdot. A cornerstone in the UK Grime scene, Zdot has worked with the likes of Wiley, Stormzy, Lady Leshurr, Krept & Konan, Devlin, and Kano, among others.
After producing multiple songs on UK Grime MC Bugzy Malone's chart topping debut album, Walk With Me (2015), Zdot most recently produced two tracks on Bugzy's second album, Facing Time (2016), which charted at #6 on the Official UK Album Chart. He also had multiple cuts on Wiley's last album Snakes & Ladders (2014), and produced Stormzy's breakthrough single "Know Me From" (2015) which was featured on BBC Radio
Zdot is managed by Neale Easterby of Empire
Of the signing, Downtown UK's A&R Manager Tom Graham said, "We're thrilled to be working with Zdot. He's incredibly talented, hard working, ambitious, and defines what we're all about at Downtown. We're equally excited about working in partnership with Empire
-- solid management makes all the difference."
Zdot's productions have been a popular choice among brands. He had a huge impact with "Queen's Speech 4" by Lady Leshurr, which was used in the Samsung Galaxy's North American 'It's Not a Phone - It's a Galaxy' advertisement. His track "Just Desserts"with Charli XCX
was used in a Tom Ford campaign two years in a row, and he was also credited with composing the theme song for Team Sky's Tour de France 2012 campaign.
Outside of his production work, Zdot is also working on releases for his own joint venture label, 101 Music, in conjunction with Sony RCA. For Zdot, the coming year will feature diverse collaborations including: Stormzy, Sacha Skarbek, Plan B, Wolf Alice, Slaves, Jelani Blackman, and Jin Jin.
About Downtown Music
Founded in 2007, Downtown Music
Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon
& Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Hardwell, Santigold
and Carla Bruni. The company also represents such renowned publishing catalogs as Cy Coleman's Notable Music, the legendary Latin music catalog, Fania, the UK's Kassner Music, and Germany's Budde Music. The company's technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.